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    December 1, 2012
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a good thing to alleviate pain. it is a bad thing to kill people from abuse of those alleviations. >> in a nation overflowing with so many pills, with so many patients wanting and expecting the quick fix, so many truly naive prescribers, users and misusers of medications, we have to try to find a way to prevent people from taking a deadly dose. >> tonight the return of the most feared man in boxing, iron mike tyson, unvarnished as always. >> happiness within. >> mike tyson on the state of america. >> the republican party has to somehow change. >> to the state of lindsay lohan. >> she's not as bad as i was, but she's catching up. also -- hoop dreams, basketball great
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si isaiah thomas' mission. my hero, usain bolt, the fastest the man alive, the fastest man in history on winning, fame and the future. the one and only bladerunner oscar fa sore yus. usain bolt, the fastest person on the planet, the fastest man who has run on the planet earth. >> when i was young, i remember my first olympics i really noticed was when valerie borts off won the 100 meters, the
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russian. from that moment there are lots of great events at the olympics, but for me the 100 meter dash is the greatest test of a man. >> it's true. >> how do you feel, when you get down on those blocks and you're about to explode, what actually goes through the golden bolt's mind? >> i just try do relax really. for me, it's trying to compose myself, try to not think about anything because as soon as something comes in your mind, then you're going to be in a lot of trouble. for me, i try to clear my mind as quickly as possible and take deep breaths. >> my theory is you were deliberately not running that quick for the previous year and a half, luring us into this sense it was all over, finished. he can't do it anymore. you were saving yourself. >> a lot of people -- i think when you win a championships, at times, you get a little off track because you're the best
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and you're happy and you're proud of yourself. sow tend to celebrate and enjoy yourself a little bit too much and lose focus. that's why it's good to have a good team around you so your team can support you and continue to push you forward. >> ma does it take to be a champion? to be a great champion? >> well, it's just hard work. to me it was just hard work and dead can occasion. as i said, you just need a team because for me, i remember this year i was going on the title, doing well, doing well, then all of a sudden got to the trials, i lost. and i was like, oh. then i refocused and i really talked to my coach, talked to my friends, my buddies. they came together and explained, there's no need to worry, my coach, we have two, three weeks to go, a month. let's put the work in, sacrifice a few things and get it done. >> what'ses what motivates you
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the most, winning, being the champ? is it money? is it fame? is it women? is it all of it? >> it's everything, all the package. everything comes together i think. for me, i really just enjoy performing for the fans,s energy they give me. i think this year at the olympics i went out there and when i got there in the heat, there was so much people in the stand that early in the morning. i was like, why -- every championship i've been to it's been like a few hundred people. a few people may come out and watch because it's track and field. but at london, early in the morning, everybody was out, like it was full from the morning session. for me, the energy i got in london was just wonderful. >> i was walking around london and all i could see was people do going like this. >> a lot of that going on. >> is the secret because you jamaicans are flying down every
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track at the moment, winning everything, is the secret yams? is there something in the jamaican yam? >> i think it may have something to do with yams. i used to have a lot of yams. but i don't eat that much now. i think i had too much when i was young. >> who are your heroes, sporting heroes? >> for me, michael johnson, don kory was one because he was a great runner. i remember watching maurice green, these guys with a lot of energy. >> you mentioned michael johnson being one of your heroes. i've got bad news for you. he doesn't think you can run very well. here's a clip from my interview. >> i'm a fan of his speed for sure. his style, it's not that great actually, which is amazing because biomechanically he's not as good as some of the other guys, very efficient, very good
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sprinters. bolt is not as good as they are technically, which is just amazing. because if he were, just imagine what he could run. >> so he doesn't think you can run very well. your thoughts? >> what can i say? >> coming from him, he hasn't exactly got the most graceful style, has he? >> i remember in beijing, i remember i was going to run the 200 meters, oh, michael johnson, do you think he'll break the world record? he was like, no, he's technically not right. then when i wroek it, he was like, okay. i'm saying, everybody has their own opinion on things and i think he has an opinion on my technical side not being perfect. but i'm getting there. >> what do you feel about cheating in sport? the reason i ask you is the lance armstrong report came out and was devastating. and every great athlete must have read it and gone, wow, there's this guy, seven times
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tour de france winner, clearly just a terrible cheat. >> for me, it's hard. it's hard to sit back and look into sports and see these things. especially when you're trying to work so hard to convince people in your sport that we're doing this clean, we're working on it to do our best and then this comes out. then everybody sits back and really take a view on everybody, all the champions back in the day and the present ones also. to me it's hard for us. >> should the punishment have been stronger? at the moment you could have a two-year suspension, come back and compete. >> i think it fends. it's hard for athletes because some of us -- for instance, some of us, you may get an energy drink just a simple energy drink, you go to a party, you don't want to drink a beer, you just have an energy drink. they have too much caffeine or certain thing that's in there, that's a banned substance, all
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of a sudden you're banned for life. sometimes it's different on the rules. i think the rules are okay for me now, but they're cracking -- they're doing a good job to crack down in my sport, catching people and putting them under pressure everywhere. >> how is your singing voice? obviously there's another famous jamaican bob marley. i want to know if you can basically sing like marley? >> no. i got nothing. >> you got no game? >> no. >> i can't believe there's anything you're not good at. >> i can't really sing, no. >> not even -- >> it's not my talent. i've tried. >> do any bob marley for me? >> my one song -- ♪ one love ♪ one heart ♪ let's get together and feel all right ♪ >> you see? you can sing. i knew you could. >> because that's the only song i really know so i practice it a lot. >> i knew you could sing. >> it's a worldwide song.
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when i go anywhere and i start to sing, the crowd takes over. >> i go to the west ind eighties at least twice a year, i haven't met any of them who can't sing or play cricket. >> let's talk rio. are you going to go for it in rio rio? >> without a doubt. >> how many do you think you could races in in rio? >> i've mentioned it to my coach. he says depends on how i work throughout the next four years. if i try to push myself too much or put myself under too much strain, it all depends on what i want to do. if i want to take it easy for the next couple of dwreers, just do enough to win or win championships or stuff like that, or we go all-out and hope for the best in rio. i think if i manage it right, it's definitely a possibility i could do it. >> and you'll be wearing these little beauties. they're very light, under stated little things. >> they're light. >> these are puma, right?
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>> yes. they're light for the size. >> incredibly light. you wear these? >> yes. >> these weigh literally nothing. >> that's the key, though. >> incredible. usain, there is a question i always ask people. if you had five minutes to live and i had the power to relive a moment for you from your life, what would you choose? >> 2002. >> why that? >> it was a life changing experience for me in every sense. it was in jamaica, i was nervous. i remember i was so nervous at the beginning of the race i couldn't do anything. i couldn't -- pretty much i couldn't stride, i couldn't think straight. but i won the race and the energy i got from the crowdnd the joy and everything. it was just a wonderful moment for me. >> and the final question, another question i ask most guests, how many times have you been properly in love in your life? other than with yourself?
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>> properly in love. i've got to go once. i had a girlfriend for seven years. >> did she break your heart? >> vice versa. we both had our problems. we both did bad stuff. we're still friends so that's a good thing. >> usain, it's been a great pleasure. you remain my hero. great to see you. >> pleasure. >> the one and only usain bolt. we'll be right back.
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whatever it may be, their amputation in particular they've suffered. in the old days it was so stigmatized. they would be picked on, they would feel different. what you've done is make it cool to be an amputee, which may not be your intention, but they just want to be like oscar now. >> thanks t. i grew up in a family where disability wasn't really an issuement we didn't speak about my disability not because it was a topic that was taboo but it just was never an issue. that's the mentality i've had. so if i see a child and he's staring at my prosthetic legs, often the parent turns the child away, without the pretense of the child just thinking this is something we don't talk about and they develop a mentality of kind of shying away from
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disability and not being educated about it. i think that's what creates the difficulty in society. so i'll go up to the kid and say, my name is oscar and i've got these cool prosthetic legs, i'll tell them an interesting story like a shark bit them off or if the mother is looking i'll say it's because i didn't eat my vegetables, get brownie points there. ultimately i say i don't have legs but can live a very normal life. hopefully the next time they see somebody in a wheelchair or with a disability, they're not bewildered but they're educated and it's not as different as i think many of the older generation grew up with, something we didn't talk about. >> you were born without the fbi u la bo-- fibula in both legs. around your first birthday you had double amputees. basically your family ignored it, you started playing sports
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at a very young age. what is that moment when a man with no legs decides, i know what i'm going to do, i'm going to be a sprinter? the reason i ask you is i interviewed the armless archer who was incredible as well. i'm watching him do his stuff in here was like watching you run. of all the things to choose, why that? >> actually, i met him at the paralympics and i had a long chat with him. sports have always been a big part of my life. we grew up in south africa where most kids really enjoy the outdoors. i wasn't really an academic at school so i had to find something which i enjoyed. i started sports and from a very young age my mother said to us, sports aren't about being the best but it's about giving your best. you may make the second or third team, but losing isn't the person that doesn't get involved -- losing isn't the one who gets involved and comes in
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last, it's the person who doesn't get involved in the fist place. for us, it was very important. a lot of athletes at the paralympics have certain amount of disability and on initial approach you would think that they wouldn't be able to do a lot of the things they can. but after watching their sport, you often forget about their disability and just are blown away by their sheer determination and hard-core element of sport. >> we know you predominantly as a paralympician. you've been a hero in that for a long time. but the great moment i would imagine for you, and correct me if you're wrong, would be the first time you aappeared at the olympics this summer. as the first guy ever with prosthetic legs to take part. >> that was a blessing for me. i really enjoyed the olympic experience. since i started running in 2004, most of my races have been races against able-bodied athletes. we just have a lot more races every season.
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and in 2007 i started running internationally in the able-bodied circuit. it's almost the olympics, that was the year i looked at things and said, if i get this opportunity again i definitely don't want to miss it. i worked really hard and managed to qualify last year for this year's games. >> when you walked out at the olympic stadium in london, describe that moment, the first time. >> that was definitely for me one of the most special moments of the summer. you foknow, the olympics i had four races, paralympics seven races. the first time being out there in the stadium was really special. it wasn't the race necessarily. i came out and saw my grandmother, 89 years old, and she had flown all the way from south africa with her pacemaker and all, sitting there with my family. i hadn't seen them for months. we'd been running on the circuit. >> what did she say to you? >> she was just crying, had a
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little flag. just seeing them i knew everything would be amazing and i'd give my best. i ran my second fastest race ever that day in the 400 meters. that was very special, just knowing all the hard work not only for myself but with a great team behind me, great coaches and staff. all our work over the last four or five years paid off, seeing my grandmother and my family there really made it worthwhile p. >> i got to meet michael johnson in london. he wasn't overly impressed with you, oscar, to put it mildly. let's watch a clip of this interview. >> in order to be totally objective about the situation, which is all about at the end of the day not about oscar. it's about fair competition. when you're talking about fair competition, you have to take personalities and people out of it and just look at the rules. and if an athlete gets an advantage over another athlete it's unfair. >> now, i think you ought to point out to michael johnson, the guy has no legs! how can you be so churlish. but when you see a great like
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him, great guy, privilege meeting him, obviously a tremendous athlete, does he have a point? do you understand the argument? >> i'm actually really good friends with michael and i've sat many times and had many long discussions. he's definitely one of the guys i look up to, and i understand his points. you know, i've sent him the case study that i was involved in. it's -- i understand his point exactly. you know, he's saying that there needs to be fairness in sports and i agree with that. i've always been a very good kind of advocate for fair play. when it comes to the prosthetic legs that i use, they've been made since 1996 and they've made over 30,000 pairs. and just from a practical point of view, there have never been an amputee athletes who wrote remotely close to what i'm running the 400, competitive able-bodied times. i made myself available for testing through some of the scientists at m.i.t. back in 2008 and we took it to the
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courts of arbitration for sports. the courts of arbitration for sports really processed what michael is talking about. so i understand where he's coming from. they ruled in my favor and we proved that the tests were -- and the outcome was the tip-top -- didn't equate to the outcome of their test. >> basically, you're in the right and he's in the wrong. that's the long of it. here's what's interesting about you. you seem such a lovely guy, light, charming, poster boy for running around the world. yet there was a little moment, little flashtion flash, oscar, paralympics when you lost in the 200, he had longer blades than you and afterwards in the interview you went absolutely tonto basically saying the same stuff about him that michael johnson says about you. >> it's very different. it wasn't maybe the right time.
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i think i'm still learning and i'm sure i'll learn a lot more lessons throughout the life. we all make mistakes. >> what do you think now about that debate? clearly it's not going to go away. now you've had time to calm down and reflect, what do you think? >> it's definitely a debate that needed to be brought up. i had done so. it's been taken up by the national paralympic committee, they're dealing with it with the ipc. there was a regulation that allowed the double amputees make their legs exceptionally long. it wasn't the right time to take it up. even now i've given it over to the national paralympic committee to deal with it. he is a tremendous athlete. it was my first 200 meter race i had ever lost in the paralympics. >> you were upset. >> hopefully i won't have another one of those, but ultimately i think we all have
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them in life. >> my sons are on your side. they love the bashing. you're their hero, like you are to many young people across the world. great pleasure to meet you. are you going to run in rio? >> that's the plan, work hard and improve even on the nonchampionship and olympic years, improve. i've got a phenomenal team behind me. >> how are you dealing with the millions of women that have been attracted to you since your olympic appearances? >> i haven't had much time to think about that. i'm seeing somebody in south africa, a great girl. just taking life as it comes, you know. start training in 2 1/2 weeks so my mind's in the right place still. >> i'm not so sure about that, oscar. good to meet you. >> thank you, sir. god bless. oscar pi store yus. with chase sapphire preferred.
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it's truly blessing with all the stuff that's going on in this city, a kid from englewood got something positive going on.
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that makes me feel so good. >> chicago bulls star derrick rose breaking down about the state of his beloved city of chicago during a recent news conference. the city is desperate to end a wave of gun violence. 's turning to isaiah thomas for help. one of the greatest basketball players in history. he joins us now. isaiah, welcome. >> thank you. >> been to chicago a few times in the last 20 months or so since i've been on this show. it's aa beautiful city. people are incredibly friendly. and yet there's this utter carnage, no other way to describe it, going on in the back waters of this city, which is completely out of control. what is the answer? >> well i believe the answer education. and i believe if we can find a way to get the kids to community and seriously arm them with education, then i think they can make the correct choices. right now you can't incarcerate
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poverty, and a lot of the things that come with poverty needs to be treated and discussed it. the way to do those things is through the educational system. >> here's what i want to know. there is rampant poverty in many parts of the world and many parts of the world that have it do not have anything like the gun crime that chicago, in particular, now has. what is it about the youth in chicago that is making them do this to each other? what is behind this? >> i asked the same question, and really a lot of the answers that i get is, you know, we don't have recreation facilities, we don't have enoughs access to the proper things to do after school, there's unemployment, and i said to one of the gang members, i said, you know, just as you just said to me, you know, well, that doesn't give you the right to go
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out and kill somebody, you know. and again, if we can arm them with education and they can make really good choices and they can critically think their way through this situation while living in poverty but not harming their brother or their sister. >> what is it about the gun that is so appealing to these young gang members in chicago? >> you know, i'm a kid that grew up in poverty so i understand that, you know, you thirst and want acknowledgement and power. i want -- >> and respect? >> respect, power. you want the ability to have some kind of say over your life that could stimulate some type of change or feel good. that's where the education comes in, and what we're saying to the kids now is -- you know, tupak had a great line, he said, no one notices the youth until they shoot. now we notice the youth so now they have power. and instead of them being the
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problem, they can also turn around and be the solution. >> let's talk about basketball. you were a new york knicks coaching legend. would you ever have let jeremy lin go? i couldn't believe it. became a knicks fan, got into linsanity, my apex of thrill and enjoyment that went with him, they got rid of him. >> you know, he had a love affair with this city, and in sport that is so rare and was so magical. and what he did and the way he played, he was putting up fantastic numbers, crowds were coming out, it was truly linsanity. >> would you have let him go, if you had still been the knicks coach? >> you know, i am so glad i didn't have anything to do with that decision. >> you're copping out here also. >> i'm so glad that i didn't have to make that decision. >> i'm going to give you one more chance to answer this, isaiah. would you have sold or allowed
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them to sell jeremy lin, if he was playing for you at the time? >> with such a direct question, i think it deserves a direct answer. and had i been sitting in the chair, i would have done my best to try to make everybody happy. >> knicks fans watching, you had a controversial tenure at the knicks. any plans to come back one day? >> you know, you never say never. right now my focus is on completing my master's. i'm working on my master's at berkeley. i'm in school now, running my businesses, and i'm also heavily involved in this youth and gang violence issue. my mom said, you know, never burn any bridges. i wish the knicks well, i have a lot of good and close personal friends there. i root for them, i want them to do well. i have some college buddies there. >> so the door is open. >> well, i don't know. well, for me, i never close any door. that's what mom taught you.
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>> here's my suggestion. what you should do is wait for the knicks to have a terrible season and then i will help you re-sign jeremy lin and go back in glory. >> we may be waiting for a while because i think they're going to have a good season. i think they got a good team, great coach, good personnel, good people in front office. i mean, they've done a good job in putting it all together. >> and the nets moving to brooklyn? >> i like it. i like it a lot, simply because it will have a chance to create the true rivalry brooklyn and new york that they want here. new jersey and the knicks never quite really, you know, hit the bar in terms of the type of rivalry that i think they want here. i think it will be good. i think the uniforms are really hot. i'm a big fan of jay-z, i like what they're doing. i like the type of team they're trying to build. >> isaiah thomas,it's been a real pleasure. >> likewise. hope we get to discuss this more.
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mike tyson, he's one of a kind, boxing champ who's had his challenges and triumphs. he's back with me tonight. how are you? >> doing great. thank you. >> let's talk to you about things in the news. fist of all, president obama reelected. you must have been a happy man. >> oh, man, i don't even know what to say about that. that's just something that we never in america -- i'm talking about americans in general not just black americans, just americans in general would never view, but just to witness that and the population that he has and it's amazing. >> do you think he's done a good enough job to deserve being reelected? >> absolutely. it's just the republicans did such a bad job not to get elected. he's just awesome. the republican party is going to have to change their whole way of handling politics in order to change because are changing. >> why are the republicans so out of touch?
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>> you have to have some republican representative and he has to tell you because i have no idea. >> that's very diplomatic of you, mike. >> it's true. >> you're becoming diplomatic in your old age. >> becoming very truthful because it's just unbelievable why people still have the same mentality. >> when you go back to your streets and meet old guys and so son, what do you think the real cares and fears of the average american on the street are right now? >> health care. there's people that haven't been to the doctor in 20 years, seen a doctor because they can't afford it. man, hunger, homelessness. we're talking about the land of plenty. it's just difficult. we're in dire straits as far as hope and i think president obama and vice president biden give
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people in desperation that hope. you've had times in your life where you've had absolutely nothing, no money, no hope, nothing. you've had times in your life when you've had hundreds of millions of dollars. then you've lost it and now you're getting back there again. tell me about the difference psychologically when you have nothing, when you have money. where is real happiness throughout that process? >> from my perspective, i can only tell you from my ordeals in life and challenges, it all comes from inside. i never had happiness within. that's why i was all about chaotic. i was addicted to chaos because i'm looking for happiness out there somewhere. it has to be within. so it's mostly like an inside job. i learned all this stuff when i went to my rehab stint, i got involved with the recovery program and i realized this is what happiness is, what we make out of it, you know. the reason why i'm not in trouble anymore from that -- i'm
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not in problems with women, not fighting in clubs because i'm not involved in that lifestyle anymore. being involved with these programs, recovery programs, helped me have some kind of barometer for my life. >> how much has your one-man tour helped you? i went to see it with my sons in las vegas and they were completely gripped by your story and the way that you tell it. very eloquent, very passionate, honest, good and bad about what you've been through. every time i see you noe now you seem even calmer, going over everything that's happened in your life has calmed you down. you've come to terms with all the bad stuff. >> i'm calm now because i have my wife and children in my life. i don't -- see, this is one -- when i do my show, i don't do it as mike tyson doing the show. it wouldn't last five minutes. i look at myself, this is just an actor portraying mike tyson, talking about mike tyson's life. i have to do it from that kind
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of exterior because if i don't, i'll fall apart. i'll feel sorry for myself. i was poor and my mother was on welfare and slept with a lot of men. i'll start feeling sorry for myself. i'm a schmuck from that perspective. it would never turn out well. >> when you see somebody like lindsay lohan, she's in trouble against in new york, arrested for assault and so on, clearly a very troubled girl, been in and out of jail now. you went through that process when you were younger. she's got problems with fame, parents, with all of it. what advice could you give somebody like that? >> well, you know, i want lindsay to win so bad. it all comes down to, like i was explaining before, you have to -- she's not as bad as i was, but she's catching up. she's going to get there soon. it's just a bad, dark place to be. >> what does she need to do, mike, to get out of it? >> she needs a good support
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system. she need an epiphany, a paradigm shift in her life to realize everything she learned in her life, even the good stuff that allowed her to succeed in her life is all a lie, how we have to start over and find out what's true and not true. >> have you met her before? >> yes. >> what do you think of her this. >> i think she's an awesome person that it just got to get it together, you know. maybe she believes she has it together. that's -- i think she's a good person. i don't think she's the person that the media makes her out to be. just no one could be that person. she can't be that person. probably spoiled. we get upset when we don't have our way and things don't turn out the way we want. life on life teams is just kicking us in the butt. i don't know. sometimes we can't handle it and we deserve as human beings to have our breakdowns. unfortunately for her or somebody like me, we do it in front of hundreds of millions of people. and that's not fair, but it is
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what it is. >> let's take a short break, come back and talk a bit about boxing through zwrichjustin bieo you helped. >> i can't teach a guy to box like that. >> i'm also going to show you a video of me fighting against manny pacquiao. >> he's too fast. [ female announcer ] you can make macaroni & cheese
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from stouffer's. ♪ mike tyson in a hilarious scene from "hangover 2." you were a good actor. >> thank you. >> but i hear you're not in the third one. >> i'm just very grateful i was in the first and second one. that did enough for me. >> but you're the star of the
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trilogy, they can't cut you out? >> i'm just thankful to be in the movie. >> you still keep pigeons? >> at least 100 pigeons. >> you love them, don't you? >> that's what i do. >> what is it about a pigeon? >> i can't tell you. that's what i do. >> when you're with them, what do you feel? >> i feel like i'm in heaven. i don't have to hear from my children or wife or nobody. i'm in heaven. >> totally at peace when you're with them? >> yes. >> you've always been like that with them? >> always, always. if i didn't have my pigeons, my marriage would be a mess. >> really? >> yeah. >> your wife is happy about the pigeons? >> she loves them. >> i want to show you a bit of footage. >> she tries to get them out of the garage so she can put her car in the garage. >> how selfish of her. >> i said, these are live-in creatures, they have a breath and a heart. and you're going to let them freeze outside. they can't go inside because of a car? a car?
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it gets you into accidents. it gets flats. >> exactly. >> run out of gas. cost you money. >> pigeons never run out of gas. >> never, never. >> i want to just talk briefly about the person i think was the most instrumental guy in effectively saving you. and that was your great trainer. when i watched the one man show, you talked so emotionally about him and the way that he took you and turned you into the most ferocious fighter in the world. what was interesting to me was what he thought about you as well. i want to play you this from him. >> i often said to him, i owe you a lot. if he weren't here, i probably wouldn't be alive today. the fact that he is here and doing as well as he has gives me the motivation and interest to stay alive. >> when you hear him say that,
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he passed away in 1985. but before some of your biggest wins. but when you hear him talk about what you did to him and for his life, what do you feel? >> that's awesome that he feels that way. i would never say thank you and hug him. you know not to do that. but he inspired me to succeed for him. >> does everybody that comes from your kind of background, difficult backgrounds, you've got this charity, the mike tyson cares foundation, to give children from broken homes a fighting chance, provide for their needs. you were one of those kids. does everybody need somebody like your trainer was to get a grip on them? >> i don't know if somebody needs someone like him because he's not made for everyone. he's a little rugged around the edges. but everyone needs someone to admire and to look up to, that they want to please. that's what i had in kus,
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someone that i wanted to make happy. didn't want to get arrested, to have to look him. didn't want to have to fe him. he didn't have to say words, and i would think, oh, i wish i was dead. those are people that we need to aspire to be like, to look up to. they bring out the best in us. >> your one man show, you're continuing it. what are you doing with it next? >> going to 36 cities across the nation. these are cities that ask for it. it will be interesting. my first city is going to be indianapolis. >> really? >> the city i did my time in. >> how will thafl? >> that's going to be pretty awesome. i'm going to be free and see my prosecutor and my lawyer and probably -- i give them inveightatio invitations to come. that's going to be cool. >> when we come back, we're
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back now with mike tyson. mike, ready for the main event. when was the last time you put on a pair of boxing gloves? >> the last time i got my ass kicked. >> we've got about 30 seconds. i want a click master class. if i really wanted to knock somebody out, what is the absolutely best way to do it? >> knocking out is not necessarily a hard punch. the objective is to hit the guy with the punch and not allow him to see it. >> how do you hide it? >> jab like this. >> easy, tiger. i've got it. on the run. even being near you wearing boxing gloves is intimidating.